The Village

August 5, 2004 - reviews

M. Night Shyamalan has redeemed himself somewhat in my eyes. The Village is an intriguing tale, and well-told. Moreso than his two previous offerings, Unbreakable and Signs, though still not on par with his supernatural tour de force The Sixth Sense. There is a twist in this movie, as audiences have come to expect from Shyamalan, but I wasn’t prepared for its philosophically profound implications. I left the theater wondering if the story told could have ever really happened, or, indeed, if it could be happening somewhere right now.


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A typical M. Night Shymalan tale. He is a master at weaving two seemingly disparate story lines together to create one profound tale.The Village is somewhat of a departure from his usual formula although the movie is no less intriguing.The movie features performances by some of Hollywood’s most talented actors. Joaquin Phoenix returns to star in another Shymalan movie. His performance as the reserved Lucius Hunt is rock solid, I look forward to checking out his current flick, Ladder 69.I was somewhat disappointed to discover that the “Thing that must not be spoken” was not actually Hillary Clinton.


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